Monday, April 19, 2010

Ten of the best breakfasts in literature

For the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best breakfasts in literature.

One breakfast on the list:
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë

On Jane's first morning at Lowood School, the pupils are served basins of something hot, which "sent forth an odour far from inviting". "I devoured a spoonful or two of my portion without thinking of its taste ... burnt porridge is almost as bad as rotten potatoes; famine itself soon sickens over it".
Read about another breakfast on the list.

Jane Eyre also made the Guardian's top 10 lists of "outsider books" and "romantic fiction;" it appears on Jessica Duchen's top ten list of literary Gypsies, and on John Mullan's lists of ten of the best weddings in literature and ten of the best smokes in fiction.

The Page 99 Test: Jane Eyre.

--Marshal Zeringue